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From the Hebrew Bible: a name given to the patriarch JacobIsrael
96.3%
Name self explanatoryUnited Arab Emirates
93.4%
From the Arabic diminutive form of Kut or KoutKuwait
91.9%
Generally accepted to be a translation of the Biblical namePalestine
89%
Probably derived from the Middle
Persian 'Erak', meaning 'lowlands'
Iraq
89%
Uncertain etymology, most probably from Arabic ymnYemen
88.2%
First part of the name refers to the ruling dynasty and is from a patriarch whose name means 'constellation'Saudi Arabia
86%
Derived from Semitic root 'LBN': Linked to several closely related meanings in various languages, such as 'white' and 'milk' referring to snow capped eponymous mountainLebanon
85.3%
After an eponymous river, the name of which derives from the Hebrew and Canaanite root for 'descend'Jordan
84.6%
Meaning unknown
derived from the 8th century BC Luwian term
'Sura/i', and the derivative ancient Greek name
Syria
83.8%
Etymology unknown; Latinized from Greek 'Land of the Armenioi' attested in the 5th century BC, from Old Persian Armina, attested in the late 6th century BCArmenia
83.1%
Etymology uncertain; Probably related to Pliny the Elder's Omana and Ptolemy's Omanon, both probably the ancient SoharOman
81.6%
'Home of the ____', an ethnic group whose name derives from the Sogdian 'Turk-like', in reference to their status outside the Turkic dynastic mythological systemTurkmenistan
80.9%
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'Land of the Pure' in Urdu and Persian
Coined in 1933 without the 'i' by Choudhry Rahmat
Ali in his pamphlet Now or Never as an acronym
Pakistan
80.1%
'Home of the ____', a Persian-speaking ethnic group
Difficult to ascertain the origin of the ethnonym
Tajikistan
79.4%
'The Land of the _____s'
The root has been used for the Pashtun people and the suffix means 'place of' in the local languages
Afghanistan
78.7%
'Land of the Aryans' or 'land of the free'
first attested in Zoroastrianism's Avesta tradition
Iran
78.7%
'The Two Seas' in Arabic: Which two seas meant is disputed
Folk etymology: The two seas mentioned 5 times in the Quran, but those refer to Saudi deserts opposite modern country
Bahrain
78.7%
'Land of Aturpat', after a Hellenistic king from
south of the modern state; name meaning
'The Treasury' or 'Fire' or 'The Treasurer of Fire'
Azerbaijan
76.5%
'Land of the forty tribes'Kyrgyzstan
75%
Etymology uncertain, appeared in Western Europe in numerous early medieval annals; it was folk etymologized to stem from a special reverence to a Syrian saintGeorgia
75%
'Land of the ____s'
The ethnonym is derived from an ancient Turkic word
Kazakhstan
73.5%
'Land of the ____s', an ethnic group whose name
derives from their endonym meaning 'created'
Turkey
73.5%
'Home of the Free'Uzbekistan
67.6%
May derive from an ancient trading port or town in the Qatar
66.2%
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